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23rd Annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute

Monday, June 3, 2019

The 23rd Annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute will take place July 29 - August 2, 2019, at Red Creek Elementary School in Black River Falls, WI. The summer institute is offered in partnership among the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction American Indian Studies Program, the Ho-Chunk Nation and the School District of Black River Falls.

The annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute is an active, highly participatory, week-long workshop designed to increase participants’ understanding of issues related to the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the eleven federally-recognized American Indian nations and tribal communities in Wisconsin.

The goals of the summer institute relate to both American Indian Studies and the education of Native American students. The summer institute aims to improve teaching and learning and to enrich student services, resulting in educators and stakeholders becoming more culturally responsive. Participants will learn how to adapt or develop new techniques best suited to their unique circumstances.

Anyone with a personal or professional interest in American Indian Studies or Native American education is welcome to attend.

Activities and programming include classroom sessions that use a variety of teaching methods and provide opportunities for both presenters and participants to share information, resources, best practices, and model programs. A community tour of the Ho-Chunk Nation and other sessions outside the classroom provide opportunities for experiential learning. Participants will have the opportunity for rich discussions, allowing everyone to share insights and reactions.

Registration is $250 per person if registered by Monday, June 17; $325 if registered by Monday, July 15; or $400 onsite at the summer institute.

Discounted group rates are also available. Contact Jonas Meyer at if you have three or more people registering from the same district or organization to receive the discount code.

For questions about the summer institute and programming, please contact David O’Connor, American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction at or (608) 267-2283.

Every two years, the summer institute rotates locations among Native Nations of Wisconsin. For more information, including how to register, visit the DPI Annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute web page. You can also find registration information at myQuickReg. Additional information about the summer institute can be found in the program brochure.